AMCULT 240 - Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies
Fall 2020, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: American Culture (AMCULT)
Department: LSA American Culture
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Details

Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
HU, RE
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

A survey introduction to the critical, theoretical, and historical study of women and gender in America from a feminist perspective. Readings range across a wide body of feminist scholarship in order to familiarize students with key questions, theoretical tools, and issues within the field. The course aims to sharpen critical awareness of how gender operates in institutional and cultural contexts, in students’ own lives and the lives of others. Two questions are central to the course:

  • How is gender created and maintained through social practices (e.g., ideology or media representations)?
  • How do these gendered social practices intersect with other social categories, such as race and ethnicity, social class and sexuality?

Because Women’s and Gender Studies grew out of activism, this course explores the relationship between the generation of knowledge about women and gender, and how to bring about gender equity in a society where race and ethnicity matter. Most of the course materials are drawn from the U.S. context; however, several weeks’ readings and lectures address feminist work in other parts of the world and transnationally.

Course Requirements:

Weekly quizzes, at-home midterm exam, final group project.

Class Format:

The bi-weekly lectures for this class will be recorded and made available asynchronously. The weekly discussion sections will be held online and require synchronous participation. Tests and exams in this class will be asynchronous and held online.

Schedule

AMCULT 240 - Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 Online
11551
Open
4
 
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TBA
002 (DIS)
 Online
11552
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W 4:00PM - 6:00PM
003 (DIS)
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11553
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F 12:00PM - 2:00PM
004 (DIS)
 Online
11554
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F 12:00PM - 2:00PM
005 (DIS)
 Online
11555
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Th 4:00PM - 6:00PM
006 (DIS)
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20352
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F 10:00AM - 12:00PM
007 (DIS)
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11556
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Th 4:00PM - 6:00PM
008 (DIS)
 Online
11557
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Th 8:00AM - 10:00AM
009 (DIS)
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11558
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W 6:00PM - 8:00PM
010 (DIS)
 Online
11559
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F 12:00PM - 2:00PM
011 (DIS)
 Online
20353
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F 10:00AM - 12:00PM
012 (DIS)
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24127
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W 4:00PM - 6:00PM
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013 (DIS)
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24668
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F 10:00AM - 12:00PM
014 (DIS)
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24669
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W 6:00PM - 8:00PM
015 (DIS)
 Online
28667
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W 4:00PM - 6:00PM
016 (DIS)
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28669
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F 10:00AM - 12:00PM
017 (DIS)
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28670
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F 12:00PM - 2:00PM
018 (DIS)
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28671
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019 (DIS)
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020 (DIS)
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28673
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Th 4:00PM - 6:00PM
021 (DIS)
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28668
Open
5
12LSA Hnrs
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W 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Note: honors section

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